Shawnee Mission district seeks input on budget cuts through survey

The Shawnee Mission School District is asking patrons to help identify areas where costs can be reduced to help make ends meet.

Even with the school closings approved by the board last year, the district is facing a budget shortfall of more than $10 million.

The survey gauges patron support for moves like reducing the number of administrators and support staff, as well as increasing kindergarten parent fees and cutting extracurricular activities and library budgets.

The district’s Web site says Superintendent Gene Johnson will use input from the survey to help inform his recommendations to the board for further budget cuts.

Click here to take the 22 item survey, which takes ten to 15 minutes to complete.